Julius Boos wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Celeste Whitlow
> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 5:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Variegation in Anthuriums ?
> Correct, this is the same story that I have heard. The recomended
> 'treatment' for any aroid w/ this virus is to discard the infected plant.
> Good hygene by disinfecting pruners will also keep you collection clear.
> Remember at last IAS show in Miami (last Sept.) that there was an
> Amorphophallus sp. that showed symptoms of the virus which we rejected for
> the auction??
> >>The way I understand it, viruses in plants are vector borne. The vector
> transmission of virus is, as mentioned, often chewing-type insects. However,
> another often overlooked route of virus transmission is the cutting done by
> humans with tainted pruners.
> So if one gets a plant with a virus, it is best to get rid of it
> immediately. I think also that it would be wise for the near future, after
> the plant was destroyed, to dip pruners or any other cutting instruments in
> alcohol inbetween working with each plant.
> I don't think there is a way to get rid of a virus in a plant. They don't
> make a plant antiviral treatment, to my knowledge.<<